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Dec 1, 2012 9:00am PST
in our legal guys avery freeman who is in cleveland and richard herman, he joins us from las vegas. so, gentlemen, everybody was excited about this. this is about equal protection. there were ten cases -- a total of five case that's the supreme court could have considered on this particular issue. why did they decide to pick any of them? avery? >> actually, they may very well take one of them, deb. what's going to happen here is, you're correct, there were ten petitions, five cases, one involving prop 8, the referendum in california and the 1996 congressional prohibition. there are so many questions. question is will the supreme court take the case? i think it would have really been impossible for the justices to make a decision on friday. they're going to continue to deliberate and i think we look forward to seeing something going to the supreme court. we just don't know which one of the cases the court will accept. >> richard, you know what's interesting about this is one of the reasons that it's likely they're going to consider this is you have a state law which is overriding a fede
Dec 8, 2012 9:00am PST
friedman and richard herman. the gist of the question filed is whether this guy can collect on what was essentially a verbal contract. this is basically a breach of contract case. do you think he can collect on a verbal contract for this kind of money, avery? >> well, you know what? shakira made "hips don't lie" famous but she claims her ex-boyfriend is lying. when it comes to the existence of the contract you're on point. there is no evidence except for one thing, joe. that's that in october of 2011 shakira writes an instruction to her lawyer that's gone public that says fire delarua, as if he were an employee. if not an employee why would shakira give instructions to fire him? while there is no contract, the court will dismiss most of this. what remains is that one question. i think that's ultimately what goes to a jury. that's where shakira is facing problems. >> richard, there is more evidence when you think about it from her website january 2011 a statement where she said, quote, we continue to be partners in our business and professional lives. is that flimsy evidence or enoug
Dec 22, 2012 9:00am PST
, civil rights attorney and law professor in washington and richard herman, new york criminal defense attorney and law professor, joins us from las vegas. avery, is there any room for gun control here? >> yeah. a ton of it. miguel, that 2008 decision that you referred to, that case really provided the open door. even justice scalia, one of the most conservative members of the court and writing for the majority, talked about unusual and dangerous weapons being permitted to be regulated. so i think heller really offers congress an opportunity to get serious, show some backbone, take advantage of the existing constitutional law, what the tragedy means, what comes out of connecticut, and take action in dealing with arms regulation. i think the opportunity is there. i think they can get it done. >> richard, what would meaningful gun control legislation or laws look like that would get by the supreme court? >> that's a great question, miguel. we're going to find that out in the next year or so. justice scalia also talked about the enshrinement of our constitutional right to bear arms. in an
Dec 29, 2012 9:00am PST
, a civil rights attorney and law professor in my hometown, cleveland, and richard herman, a new york criminal defense attorney and law professor who joins us from las vegas. hello, happy holidays to both of you. >> same to you, marty. all the best. >> you, too. >> let's talk first jerry sandusky. a few things to bring up here. as we all remember, he was the penn state assistant football coach convicted in june on 45 counts of child sex abuse. he's now serving 30 to 60 years in prison. jerry sandusky says that he has now focused or he is focused on his appeal. he's got a hearing that i believe is set for january 10th on his pretrial motions. guys, there's a newspaper in northeastern pennsylvania that says sandusky sent a handwritten note saying he is trying to endure, and there was a lot more to it than that, but i'll leave it at that, and learn from his circumstances but had this to say about his trial -- nobody who covered the case or reported it had the time or took the time study the allegations, the accusere accuserers, the inconsistent, and the method. justice and fairness were
Dec 8, 2012 11:00am PST
, and richard herman, in las vegas, richard, i want to start with you. so what kind of problem does universal have? is this what they call false light? >> i tell you, when a news agency intentionally distorts news for ratings, they have got a problem. and i believe in this particular instance, it is crystal clear that nbc distorted the news package on zimmerman. they took snippets of news recordings and just made him look like a racist. because again, the ratings were falling in the garbage, they wanted to get ratings. they wanted to come out with this racist argument, they got caught with their hands in the cookie jar, i think they will pay. they fired people, they will pay him big bucks for this, a big mistake. >> the one question i have, avery, this has been out there for a while. and you would think there had been efforts to settle before they even filed a lawsuit. do you think there is somebody on one side or the other just saying i am not going to settle? >> well, you know what. it may be a cardinal journalistic sin, joe, but when it comes to defamation and news media, i think these are
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